April 10, 2014 9:49am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Charlie Sheen to Host WE tv Relationship Quiz Show
Charlie Sheen could be bringing his torpedo of truth to WE tv.
The Anger Management star is filming a pilot for the female-themed cable network, WE tv announced Thursday.
Charlie Sheen's Bad Influence will see the former Two and a Half Men star test couples to see how well they know each other in the pilot produced by Escape Reality and Estevez Sheen Productions. Sheen will also exec produce the pilot alongside Steve Tisch, Laura Fuest Silva, Frank Sutera and Bob Maron of New Epic Entertainment.
As part of its upfront announcement Wednesday, WE tv also announced that its first scripted series -- The Divide -- will debut in July. That series, which counts Scandal's Tony Goldwyn as an exec producer, will be joined on the schedule by three new unscripted series: Match Made in Heaven, Mystery Millionaire and David Tutera's CELEBrations.
WE tv has also granted additional season renewals to Kendra on Top (season three), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (spring) and Braxton Family Values spinoff Tamar & Vince (season three). They join the previously announced fourth season of Braxton Family Values, the second season of SWV Reunited and new entry Love Thy Sister, the latter of which will debut in the summer.
The new season of Marriage Bootcamp will focus on reality TV couples, with participating pairs including Jenni "Jwoww" Farley and Roger Matthews (Jersey Shore); Trista and Ryan Sutter (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette); Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley (Real Housewives of Orange County); Traci Braxton and Kevin Surratt (Braxton Family Values); as well as Tanisha Thomas and Clive Muir (Bad Girls Club).
"Successful television networks are built on good shows, and we are excited about these new and returning originals as we continue to build on WE tv’s strong momentum, engage both new and existing viewers and expand our audience base,” WE tv president Marc Juris said. “We are focused on delivering unique concepts and characters that break through the clutter, are buzzworthy and deepen engagement with the network, both on-air and online.”
Here's a look at the new series:
Match Made in Heaven (8x60; debuts in 2015)
When looking for a wife, who better to turn to than the perfect matchmaker: the person with the power to marry you? One wealthy bachelor will put his faith in a dynamic preacher to help him find “the one.” With 22 diverse bachelorettes all vying for his heart, the preacher tests the girls to uncover their true intentions as he guides the bachelor to see the light, pick the right girl, and find his “Match Made in Heaven.”
Produced for WE tv by Glassman Media with Andrew Glassman executive producing, and Gaspin Media with Jeff Gaspin executive producing. Lauren Gellert and Suzanne Murch are the executive producers for WE tv.
Mystery Millionaire (6x60; premieres May 30 at 10 p.m.)
When you're wealthy, the world is your playground. Luxury cars, fine restaurants, and five-star travel are commonplace. But how good is the “good life” if you don’t have someone to share it with? WE tv’s “Mystery Millionaire” is a social dating experiment like no other, where wealthy bachelors (and bachelorettes) who’ve been unlucky in love go undercover as average singles in search of their soul mates. When the million-dollar lie is finally revealed, no two singles respond the same. Can they move past it into relationship bliss or will deceit tear them apart?
Produced for WE tv by All3Media America/Studio Lambert and executive produced by Eli Holzman, Stephen Lambert, Aaron Saidman and Chris McKim. Lauren Gellert and Annabelle McDonald are the executive producers for WE tv.
David Tutera’s CELEBrations (8x60; premieres Aug. 1 at 9 p.m.)
Called the “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner” by Life & Style magazine, David Tutera is the king of celebrity events. Initially launched as “My Fair Wedding with David Tutera,” WE tv retooled the show last season to focus on more than just weddings, attracting more viewers to the series than ever before. In the show’s next iteration, “David Tutera’s CELEBrations,” David’s jaw-dropping work for his Hollywood clients takes center stage. From weddings to birthday parties and everything in between, David and his dedicated event team will plan rapper Lil Kim’s baby shower, an over-the-top wedding for former “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” castmember Taylor Armstrong, and a birthday party for WWE Diva turned pop star, Amy Weber’s five-year-old twins.
Produced for WE tv by Pilgrim Studios and executive produced by Craig Piligian and Melodie Calvert. David Tutera is a co-executive producer on the show. Lauren Gellert and Kate Farrell are the executive producers for WE tv.
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